Skoda Auto is a part of the famous automobile manufacturer of Europe, the Volkswagen Group. It was founded as Laurin & Klement, in Czech Republic, in the year 1895. Like most of the famous car manufacturing companies, this company also started off as a bicycle manufacturing company. The company merged with Skoda Manufacturers, one of the leading companies in Czechoslovakia, in 1924, after running into some financial problems.
The tryst of Skoda Auto with India began in the year 2001 (more precisely, on November 16, 2001), when it entered the Indian market. The company began at Shendra, the outskirts of Aurangabad. It was Skoda's first manufacturing unit in Asia. Today, it is Skoda's registered head office in India. Skoda has received a great response in the Indian market and this is why its business has expanded to a great extent in the last eight years.
Known for the stylish exterior and classy outlook of its cars, Skoda Auto is also famous for its constant effort to come up with modern technologies. Till date, twelve luxury cars of Skoda have entered the market and all of them have received great response. In 2005, the company’s annum share in the luxury car market in India was estimated to be more than 25 %. In 2005, Skoda set up a vast network of 41 dealerships, equipped with 35 facilities, across the country. The total sale of the year was about 27,000.
The year 2006 also proved to be quite lucky for Skoda Auto in India. It was in this year only that Skoda Laura was awarded 'Most Technologically Advanced Car' and Skoda Superb Turbo Diesel was named 'Best Variant', by CNBC-TV18 Autocar Awards. The company also received 'Executive Car of the Year' award from NDTV Profit Car India and 'Automotive Technology of the Year' award from Overdrive, both for Skoda Laura.
Skoda Fabia, a premium car of the hatchback segment in India, boasts of dynamic looks and fresh design. Providing world-class luxury, with smart technology and state-of-the-art safety features, Fabia is a joy to ride. The car is popular among those who look for practicality and durability, along with style and affordable price.
Skoda Laura, based on A5 platform, is a customized sedan, tailor-made for Indian conditions. Catering to luxury D-plus car segment of India, the car has cutting-edge engine technology, well-finished exteriors and classy interiors. , has so much to offer that it proves to be a real value for money.
Skoda Laurin & Klement
Skoda has earned a reputation for producing fuel efficient cars that are sturdy and reliable. Laurin & Klement has maintained this tradition of Skoda. It is the most precious car from the company’s stable, having a number of advanced features that make it a very unique D-segment car. This is a high quality machine, with resilience, durability and fuel efficiency.
This sedan is one-of-its-kind, taking driving and riding experience to a new high. Skoda Octavia is a vehicle that any car enthusiast would like to drive. Elegance is felt in every aspect of Octavia. It is a blend of impressive styling, catchy design, voluminous interiors, powerful engine, advanced safety equipments and satisfying performance.
Skoda Octavia Combi
Skoda Octavia Combi offers the features of a sedan, combined with the practicability of a hatchback. The car has all the advantages of a premium class sedan, like luxury, comfort, safety, performance and load-carrying capacity. It comes across as a unique blend of lavish space, practical dimensions, design and versatility.
Skoda Superb is a find blend of design, luxury, performance, and safety. A thoughtfully conceptualized and uniquely designed car, it gives utmost sense of satisfaction to its end users. Its tiptronic automatic transmission makes it possible to cruise effortlessly through city traffic. And the technology used in the car makes it a driving pleasure.
“The Skoda Yeti has been designed to perform. An intelligent 4x4, it doesn't just look the part of a thoroughbred off-roader, it backs it up with its performance as well”. That’s how the company behind the creation of this dazzling-looking beast describes it. Launched in mid-November of 2010, Yeti promises to offer a unique mix of safety, functionality,